[muh-tab-uh-lahyz] /məˈtæb əˌlaɪz/

verb (used with or without object), metabolized, metabolizing.
to subject to ; change by .
to bring about or subject to metabolism

1887 (transitive), 1934 (intransitive), from Greek metabole “a change” (see metabolism) + -ize. Related: Metabolized; metabolizing.

metabolize me·tab·o·lize (mĭ-tāb’ə-līz’)
v. me·tab·o·lized, me·tab·o·liz·ing, me·tab·o·liz·es

To subject a substance to metabolism or produce a substance by metabolism.


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